After four days of demonstrating the bright future made possible by technology, CES® 2019 ended last week. More than 4,500 exhibitors showcased the latest tech innovations to some 180,000 attendees across more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space in Las Vegas.
From global brands to visionary startups, these companies set the world abuzz with the promise of technology.
“CES showcases the power of innovation to solve global problems and improve lives around the world,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA). “The passion, ideas and business connections at CES make this the most significant global tech event – and the most inspirational week of the year.”
“Every business must now embrace technology to succeed,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice president, CES. “And companies like Procter & Gamble, John Deere, and Raytheon proved that at CES 2019.”
The CES 2019 keynote stage featured some of the biggest names in tech, including AMD, AT&T Communications, IBM, LG, and Verizon. CTA released its 2019 International Innovation Scorecard grading countries on how well they support innovation and announced it will invest $10 million in venture firms and funds focused on women, people of color and other underrepresented startups and entrepreneurs. CTA also released its newest book, Ninja Future, exploring the skills needed to remain competitive in the rapidly changing future.
CES is the only show where the entire 5G ecosystem – the backbone for transportation, virtual reality, sports technology, and digital health – comes together. “5G will change everything – 5G is the promise of so much more than what we have seen from wireless technology,” said Hans Vestberg, CEO, Verizon, during his keynote. Fellow keynoter John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, discussed the company’s recent launch of its 5G Evolution network.